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Argonne National Laboratory Division of Educational Programs    
Argonne's Ask-A-Scientist program has over 400 questions and answers in their environmental science archive.
Common Questions About Climate Change    
Answers some of the most commonly asked questions about climate change, including whether the Earth has warmed, which human activities are contributing to climate change, what further climatic changes are expected to occur, and what effects these changes may have on humans and the environment.
Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES)   
The CSREES is a program within the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, who's mission is to advance knowledge for agriculture, the environment, human health and well being, and communities. The site is loaded with research and education information about all sorts of agriculture, environment and human health related subjects, and includes contact information to CSREES staff specialists who can answer questions or refer you to someone at state or county level who possesses the information you need.
Dr. E's Energy Lab - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Network (EREN)   
Links to many wind, solar, and geothermal energy resources as well as links to energy efficiency tips.
Dr. Marburger Before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space Commerce, and Transportation Committee  2002
Statement of The Honorable John Marburger, III; Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy before the Subcommittee on Science, Technology and Space; Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee; United States Senate; May 22, 2002 to discuss the President's Fiscal Year 2003 budget request for research and development, including climate change research. (17KB PDF file)
Earthguide, an educational website from the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, focused on earth, environmental, and oceanographic sciences, and global change. The site is intended to be useful to K-12 teachers and students, as well as the general public. The site includes stories that document research expeditions by Scripps scientists, and makes available key diagrams, maps, and images in earth and oceanographic sciences.
Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment   
The Encyclopedia of the Atmospheric Environment is a one-stop source of information for all ages on a range of atmospheric issues, including weather, climate, air pollution, acid rain, global warming and ozone depletion.
Environment Canada Kidzone   
An introduction to the ozone layer, the science of stratospheric ozone depletion, UV radiation and sun safety tips.
Environmental Education and Training Partnership (EETAP)   
EETAP is the national training program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Office of Environmental Education. EETAP's overall mission is to coordinate and deliver training and support services to advance education and environmental literacy in the United States.
EPA Environmental Education Grant Program   
The Grant Program sponsored by EPA's Office of Environmental Education supports environmental education projects that enhance the public's awareness, knowledge, and skills to make informed decisions that affect environmental quality. Information on how to apply for funding, tips for developing successful applications, and a list of past recipients are available.
EPA Global Warming   
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) provides an excellent overview of the problem of global warming. The science of climate change is presented along with the potential impacts of global warming as well as strategies to adapt to, or mitigate, those potential impacts.
EPA Global Warming Kids Site   
A comprehensive and well-organized introduction to climate, climate change and global warming. Includes games and links to other resources.
Fossil Fuels Future: An Energy Education site   
Provides information on the history and production of coal, oil, and gas use, and how those fuels may be used in the future.
Global Change Master Directory (GCMD) Learning Center   
Learn all about global environmental change. The GCMD's (Global Change Master Directory) Learning Center has questions and answers about global change as well as annotated links categorized by age group and subject matter.
Global Warming and Climate Change   
A publication prepared by researchers in the Department of Engineering and Public Policy at Carnegie Mellon University to explain the issue of global warming and climate change to a general audience. Issues addressed include: The science of global warming; the potential impacts of climate change, and the range of policy responses to the threat of climate change.
Global Warming: Focus on the Future   
This is the web version of a traveling exhibition developed by the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of Natural History and Environmental Defense. The online exhibit covers topics, such as: Global Warming Is Happening; Global Warming Is a Problem; and You Can Help.
National 4-H Council Environmental Stewardship Program    
The specific goals of the Environmental Stewardship program include: understanding ecological concepts, building an awareness of environmental issues and values, developing scientific investigatory and critical thinking skills, and learning skills needed for effective action. In general, these goals foster leadership skills that allow youth to work as full partners with others to develop creative, community-based solutions to difficult environmental challenges.
NOVA: Warnings from the Ice   
Explore how Antarctica's ice has preserved the past -- from Chernobyl to the Little Ice Age -- going back hundreds of thousands of years, and then see how the world's coastlines would recede if some or all of this ice were to melt. Also check out scores of astonishing facts about the White Continent, and what it's like to live and work there.
Ocean Explorer   
The Ocean Explorer allows you to go along with NOAA scientists as they discover new ocean regions, investigate unknown ocean ecosystems, and discover new forms of ocean life.
Paleo Perspective on Global Warming   
This site was developed by NOAA's Paleoclimate Program to help educate, inform and highlight the importance of paleoclimate research; as well as to show how paleoclimate research relates to global warming and other important issues regarding climate variability and change.
Polar Meteorology Web Module   
This module is designed for anyone interested in the subject of polar meteorology. Topics include polar climates, climate change, and vessel icing.
Reflections on Earth: Exploring Planet Earth from Space   
This program includes exciting new environmental research, educational materials for classroom and home use, and training opportunities for teachers.
Secrets of the Ice   
A group of scientists from around the country directed by the Institute for Quaternary and Climate Studies and the University of Maine have embarked on a four year expedition to better understand how humans have affected Antarctica's environment and what the lasting effects on the world might be. Through their website, you can learn more about Antarctica's environment and the research conducted there.
Testimony of James R. Mahoney Before the Committee on Science, US House of Representatives, 10 July 2002  2002
Dr. Mahoney, Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere, presented testimony about the Administration's scientific research program on global change and climate change. He stated that the status of the entire earth system, including the potential impacts of climate and ecosystem variability (regardless of its origin), is a capstone issue for our generation and will continue to be so for our children. The Administration fully embraces the need to provide the best possible scientific basis for understanding the complex interactions that determine the constantly changing nature of our earth's life systems. Moreover, the Administration is committed to making full use of our best scientific information to determine optimal investments and actions on the global, national and regional scales to mitigate adverse anthropogenic changes, and to adapt to unavoidable natural changes.

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